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Anthony  Mays

Anthony Mays

Founder of Morgan Latimer Consulting


A former abuse victim and foster kid straight outta Compton, Anthony D. Mays wears many hats as a public speaker, DEI consultant, writer, tech career coach, and software engineer. Teaching himself how to code at the age of 8, Anthony went on to obtain a degree in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine and started his tech career as an INROADS intern, winning the Lorenz Tovar Intern of the Year award and earning a spot as one of the Top 50 alums in the organization’s 50-year history. Read More >

Anthony’s journey from Compton to Google as one of its few Black software engineers was featured in a viral BuzzFeed documentary in 2018. After spending eight years at Google, he left the company in early 2022 to pursue full-time entrepreneurship as founder of Morgan Latimer Consulting in order to bridge the gap between the underrepresented and companies looking to hire exceptional talent. He excels at weaving his inspirational story of perseverance into rich, thought-provoking conversations about inclusion in tech, employing candor, humor, and vulnerability to reach both minds and hearts.

He has received numerous awards for his work in the tech industry including the Empowerment Congress 40-Under-40 award, Irvine Chamber of Commerce 40-Under-40 award, and the INROADS Trendsetter award. Anthony has also had the pleasure of working with numerous organizations and Fortune 500 companies including Honey, Goodyear, Honeywell, Blacks in Technology, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Junior Achievement. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

You Can Succeed in Tech

How to Harness Trauma to Defy Expectations | Anthony D. Mays | TEDxComptonBlvd

Pathway Into Tech

This Matters to Me

Speech Topics

The Six Steps: How to Solve Any Problem

As an engineer at Google, Anthony used technology as a tool to solve big problems at scale. But technology is just a tool. To really be effective, smart people have a repeatable, reliable problem solving strategy. Whether in a grueling coding interview at FAANG companies or planning for a wedding in the middle of a pandemic, Anthony will reveal the six things that problem solvers do to help them overcome any problem.

The Upside of Fear: Turning Imposter Syndrome into Strength

Most people see imposter syndrome as a weakness to overcome, a condition that disproportionately impacts women and people of color. Yet despite the downsides, there are some upsides too. What if it can actually be your greatest strength? Learn from Anthony D. Mays' own journey from Compton as a abuse survivor and foster youth how he learned to harness imposter syndrome. We'll explore how to recognize its causes, how to own your accomplishments, and how to move forward productively and with humility.